Saturday, March 12, 2011
Tweedle-dum or tweedle-dee?
What it’s going to bring us is a $600+ million exercise in attack ads, promises that never will be kept, more baby and ass kissing than you can imagine and the reality that there is very little choice between the Tory sleaze and the Grit confusion. For many people, it will be a choice not so much between the political parties but whether to bother voting at all. Some are suggesting that hitting 50% participation would be a miracle because of the political apathy in the country. With the polls sitting the way they are now, there’s every indication that all an election will do is bring us more of the same.
The elections law says the next election is scheduled for October 15, 2012 but Harper hasn't respected that since he's been the Prime Minister so don't bother reminding him of his own law - he could care less.
More of the same will mean Harper continues to be a sleaze, Ignatieff continues to prove he’s not a leader and Layton will be hobbled by the traditional NDP liabilities. If Elizabeth May doesn’t win a seat this time, then it will time for her to fold her tent. As for the BQ – frankly who cares? More of the same.
Despite all of that, gird your loins for an election likely to be called for either May 2nd or May 9th. For those offering for public office in St. John’s, good luck and please stay away from my door.